Does this affect S2|20 online or live streaming classes?
No. All S2|20 online and live streaming classes will continue as normal. Refer to the semester based study calendar 2020 for dates.
If I am currently studying the S1|20 practical completion classes, when do my studies resume?
If you are studying the practical completion classes, your studies will resume on Thursday 1 October through to Sunday 15 November. The timetable and schedule will remain unchanged.
These dates are based on the current COVID-19 situation and are dependent on the campus reopening as planned by Thursday 1 October (subject to change and based on confirmation of directive to reopen).
What will happen to students who are currently enrolled into Clinic Block 3, S1|20 clinic completions?
Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine clinic students will continue their clinical studies according to their current Clinic Block schedule via live streaming and will be utilising virtual patients starting from next Thursday 16 July 2020 until 22 August 2020. To lessen the disruption to your studies, the clinic sessions will take place at the same time and with the same Clinic Supervisor as the enrolled S1|20 Clinic Completions.
Acupuncture and Myotherapy clinic students, as your disciplines are manual-therapy focused and require face to face consultations, S1|20 clinic completions are planned to take place from Monday 28 September 2020 until Sunday 29 November 2020 for a nine-week period. Effectively, S1|20 Clinic Completions will replace Clinic Block 4.
What will happen when the clinic re-opens?
Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine clinic students will return to campus in our clinic environment with a proposed return date of Monday 24 August 2020, so that students can carry out to face to face learning for the last few weeks of S1|20 Clinic Completions. Again, clinic sessions on campus will be at the exact same time with the same Clinic Supervisors. This will enable students to complete S1|20 Clinic Completion before Clinic Block 4 commences on Monday 28 September 2020.
Acupuncture and Myotherapy students, S1|20 clinic completions will move into Clinic Block 4 which is scheduled to commence on Monday 28 September 2020 for a period of approximately nine weeks. For all clinic students who are enrolled into both S1|20 and Clinic Block 4, you will need to carry out S1|20 Clinic Completion first, then your enrolment into Clinic Block 4 will be required to be postponed until Clinic Block 1|21, which is scheduled for early January 2021.
This has been planned carefully to ensure your study load is not affected throughout this period and to support your non-clinical subjects.
Why did Endeavour not utilise live streaming when the clinics closed back in March 2020?
Due to the closure of Endeavour clinics over the last few months, we were able to obtain lecturers via the Job Keeper scheme and have been working on other schemes to improve the current learning environment.
One of the many projects we worked on during this time was to come up with a contingency plan in order to progress Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine clinic students utilising the digital environment and virtual patients. As a College, we acknowledge that this would have been beneficial during our original March – June 2020 closure, however, we were not able to carry out this new initiative until resource allocation and planning had been put into place.
How will this impact clinic students?
For Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine Students, your course progression shouldn’t be impacted with this new plan and will allow students to conduct a mixture of digital virtual learning (Thursday 16 July 2020 – Saturday 22 August 2020) and face to face (Monday 24 August 2020 – Sunday 13 September 2020) for S1|20 Clinic Completions.
Students who are due to graduate in S2|20 should still be able to do so. For those who are enrolled into Clinic Block 4, this new plan should not affect Clinic block 4 enrolments and students will be able to continue through the remainder of the year. In 2021, students will also have 4 clinic blocks which can be used to catch up or get a head start should they wish to do so.
Acupuncture and Myotherapy clinic students, your course progression will be delayed by one clinic block (12 weeks). However, as we are planning to offer 4 clinic blocks for the entirety of 2021, you will have the opportunity to enrol into Clinic Block 1 in January and then again in Clinic Block 2 to catch up before S2|21 commences. In addition, Endeavour will work with students on a case by case basis to support course progression.
Will the Melbourne Wellness Clients be notified of the closure and re-opening?
Yes. Our local Clinic Manager and Clinic Services Coordinator will continue to work from home managing and communicating to our Melbourne clients. When the time is right for us to re-open, they will be committed to ensure we contact our clients and book them into the available time slots ready for our re-opening.
What happens if the Melbourne campus is unable to re-open in 6 weeks?
Endeavour are committed to the highest level of health and safety and will only re-open the Melbourne campus when it is safe to do so. There are many external factors that are outside of our control, and we will adapt and move forward as the situation evolves.
Will completing clinics affect my ability to register with the associations?
We are pleased to inform you that the clinical hours completed to date meet the Association Standards and the continuation of these clinical sessions in a live stream environment (using virtual patients) will continue to meet the professional learning outcomes of the subject.
Will dates and times for practical classes remain the same, and that this change only applies to the start week?
Yes. The only thing that has been changed is the start week, scheduled timetable dates and times will remain the same.
How have the dates for practical classes starting in October been determined?
The October date is aligned to support students with study load management and the current COVID-19 cases and pandemic management in Melbourne. This period will support the current directive of restrictions and will allow students to plan in advance for changes to timetables and schedules for practical subject intensives planned to resume October.
Will the practical intensive sessions be on the same dates and times?
The practical intensive sessions have been scheduled to run from Thursday 1 October 2020 – Sunday 15 November 2020.
We anticipate these sessions will run on the same days and times as scheduled, however, our timetabling team are currently reviewing this. We will clearly communicate if there are any changes!
If restrictions are lifted earlier than the planned Thursday 1 October re-opening date, can students return to campus to complete practical classes?
The College will move forward and communicate with students on a regular basis, according to Victorian State Government advice and the evolving COVID-19 situation in Melbourne. Please rest assured that we will always act according to the highest level of health and safety.
Is it possible to complete SOCI221 in a live streaming environment?
No. To ensure a high-quality learning experience that meets professional learning outcomes, we are unable to offer SOCI221 through live streaming at this stage. SOCI221 is an important subject that focuses on essential verbal and non-verbal communication skills that you would use in direct face-to-face interactions with clients.
How will this affect pre-requisites and co-requisites into the next teaching period?
We understand that there may be cases where pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In regard to the timing of teaching periods, we have taken student progression into consideration and The timing of the teaching periods aims to minimise this problem and has taken student progression into consideration. As a first step, please work with the course progression team to discuss the options and the longer-term planning of your progression to completion or raise a special consideration application so we can work with you on a case by case basis.
Our academic team are committed to assisting you in any way possible!